Established as the sixth branch of the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Research Center-Cape Girardeau supports the overall mission of the Society with special attention to expanding both the study of the southeast region of the state and the preservation of its history. The center was formed in partnership with Southeast Missouri State University to provide local residents convenient access to resources, including the Oliver Collection, the Congressman William 'Bill' Emerson Papers , and the Charles M. Barnes Papers.
Manuscript, book, and microfilm collections from other Society Research Centers will be available the first Friday of the month. Researchers may request up to three boxes of material each month. Requests must be made at least one week in advance.
Phone: (573) 651-2689
|Monday-Friday||9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|Or by appointment|
|Thanksgiving||November 26 - 27, 2015|
|Christmas||December 24 - 25, 2015|
|New Year's Day||December 31 - January 1, 2016|
Southeast Missouri State University
Campus Map and Resources
347 North Pacific Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Parking is free to visitors, for more information visit the Southeast Missouri State University Parking Facts.
Please complete our Tour Request Form to schedule your group visit or class presentation.
Dr. Frank Nickell, Assistant Director
Elizabeth Guemmer, Archivist
Brenda Schloss, Office Support Assistant